PRT048 – If My Husband’s Listening…

What ideas do you have for the holidays? What kinds of things can you make, and what are you hoping to receive as gifts?

Come listen to how the ladies answer these questions in this week’s Paperclipping Roundtable. Enjoy!

You can use this audio player to listen to the show:

If you want, you can also right click this link to save the show to your computer manually.

The Panel


Building Pages from Click here for the course information, and make sure you use coupon code 15offBP4prt at checkout.

Big Picture Classes: Click here for the promo code to save 10% on any class at BPC!

Picks of the Week

(Affiliate links wherever possible.)

How to subscribe…

Did you know that when you subscribe in iTunes (which is free), you’re helping support Paperclipping Roundtable? It’s true. iTunes measures every subscription, so it’s like casting a “vote” for the show. It helps us move up the ranks and helps us grow the audience.

iTunes is free. Subscribing is free, so why not use it to download the show? Subscribe in iTunes (iTunes link) right now so your computer will automatically download each new episode as they become available.

  • Mcscraps4/Claudia

    Yes, Izzy, I hover over the refresh button waiting for the new show.

    Just wanted to stop by and say that I love the show week after week.

  • Guestfam

    Oh Mcscraps4, you beat me! I subscribe in google reader to the Paperclipping Roundtable and the Digi show too. Tuesday mornings I hope Izzy is early, so when I’m fixing supper and washing lunch dishes, I get to listen! ( We have a Linux computer, I couldn’t figure out how to make i-tunes work for helping your ratings, sorry)


  • Cindy deRosier

    Izzy, I hover over the refresh button! My son is in preschool on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00. When I get home from dropping him off, the first thing I do is see if the show is up. If it isn’t, I refresh every few minutes so that I can hopefully listen to it before I have to pick him up. Otherwise, I have to wait until Friday morning when he’s back in preschool! Thanks for a wonderful show.

    And by the way, celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas isn’t just a Filipino thing. I am Lutheran (of German background), and we have always celebrated Christmas starting on Dec. 25 and continuing until Epiphany. I’m always surprised when people seem to think that the 12 days of Christmas start on Dec. 1. Those days are part of Advent, not Christmas.

  • Pingback: Scrapbooking Ideas for Your Own Holiday Story | Paperclipping()

  • I wondered if other cultures did that too! What do you do during the 12
    days? And what is Advent?


  • Cindy deRosier

    Advent is a church season that starts four Sundays before Christmas. It’s a time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christmas. We celebrate Advent with an Advent wreath, which has four candles in it. Each Sunday, one additional candle is lit. The church is decorated in blue, the color of waiting and hope. Kids make an Advent chain, one for each day until Christmas. Each morning we rip off one chain. We use Advent calendars as well, though those usually start on Dec. 1 for convenience.

    The Lutheran Church celebrates Christmas for 12 days starting on Dec. 25. Just like Dec. 25, the following days are a time of celebration for the birth of Christ. Christmas is officially over on Epiphany (Jan 6), the day we celebrate the visit of the 3 Magi (“Wise Men”) to the baby Jesus. I leave my Christmas decorations up until Epiphany.

  • Dawn W.

    Totally laughing about Izzy’s comment about hovering over the refresh bar because that it totally ME!! Another great episode. Thanks so much!!!

  • Dawn W.

    Oops. I mean refresh BUTTON

  • Cara

    Loved this episode, I listened to it while making my Christmas cards, all 80 of them ;)
    Noell, I didn’t like the idea of giving my kids candy everyday either. We have a few advent calendars that we reuse every year. In one I have pieces of a playmobil nativity. Each day is a new character or animal and Jesus is last. In the others there are puzzle pieces, originally it was another nativity, but last year we changed things up a bit. Nothing says Christmas like our Pokemon and Hello Kitty puzzles ;)
    I also give calendars every year. I use a desk model, where you can upload pix into an online photo developer and they make the calendar. Instead of pix though, we use mini scrapbook pages. I get the kids to do a drawing for each month then I scan then in with a themed paper. These are great for godparents and teachers and then I mix the drawings together (a few per child) into a family calendar for grandparents, friends, babysitters etc. I think this is our 4th year and everyone loves them and looks forward to getting the new drawings. I kept one each year to see the evolution of their drawing skills.

  • Anonymous

    OMG! Anna has a SIlhouette? I knew I liked her. ;)

  • Anonymous

    OMG! Anna has a SIlhouette? I knew I liked her. ;)

  • Sherrie M

    You aren’t the only one hovering over the refresh button! Don’t know if Izzy will be happy to hear that or if he thinks we need to find other thing to occupy us. I save certain household chores just so I can listen to the roundtable while I’m doing them….makes time fly by! Thanks for a great show!

  • Lynnette Erlandson

    Ohh, Izzy – I am with the ladies who have already commented before me – DON”T be late in posting the next episode, some of us are hovering over the computer hitting refresh hoping you post early!!! We love the show and can’t wait to hear more. In fact you might want to give us a heads up when you don’t plan to post, some of us addicts kept looking the week of Thanksgiving for a new show and were a little disappointed ;0( Although, let your potential advertisers know that we do listen to the past episodes over and over again – good use of advertising dollars. Keep up the GREAT work – I love all the different podcasts and Paperclippings listen and subscribe to all of them! Thanks Lynnette

  • I just finished listening, and I was so pumped about the “intervalometer” that I immediately googled it. I was so surprised to find that my camera actually has a built-in intervalometer that lets you shoot images from 30 seconds to 10 minutes apart. I can’t wait to get home and try it tonight while I decorate my tree :) Thanks to Noell for the great idea, and to Izzy for helping me find a cool new feature on a tool I already own. The way I figure it, I just saved $150 and I should be able to spend that on new scrap supplies . . .

  • No kidding! That’s awesome — what kind of camera do you have?

  • Great episode as always! Angie, really?… I can barely wait for a new episode to come up. That’s what I check first thing on a Wednesday morning (after checking a few times on Tuesday night and when it still isn’t there I go ahead and listen to the one I’ve already heard). Great job!!!

  • It’s a Nikon P90 – not super fancy. I got it for Christmas last year, and clearly I haven’t read through the manual very well! I haven’t tried it yet, so hopefully it works well.

  • I bet that’s true for a lot of us — I haven’t read my camera manuals
    either… I wonder what I have that I don’t know about!

  • Hokiecoyote

    OMG! I totally have the solution for your pre-lit xmas tree. I was ready to throw out my tree because 2 strands of lights were out and someone told me about this product to fix the lights. It works like magic, seriously, and it’s cheap.

  • Thanks, Cindy for talking about the 12 days of Christmas. However, it is not cultural or Lutheran. These seasons are part of the church year. The cycle of liturgical seasons in Christian churches determine when feast days, including celebrations of saints, are to be observed, and which portions of Scripture are to be read. So Advent, Chritmas, Easter, Pentacost, Trinity, etc. have certain days dedicated to them. I particularly love the sound of the word Septuagesima (the week before Lent, I believe). I think Advent is stressful enough with all the preparations, that the nonchristian idea of re-inventing what are the 12 days of Christmas by shoving them into the time prior to Dec 25 is too much for me. I love the 12 days and Epiphany. Though putting money into my kids shoes (a custom we tried to do to celebrate the Magi’s gifts) was not always remembered much to my son;s annoyance since it wasn’t widely celebrated and I did forget. My Mom’s heritage is Ukranian Canadian and my father’s French Canadian and so celebrations were often prolonged. We had Boxing Day on Dec. 26 when family would often still celebrate with more food and gifts for the poor were distributed (often those cans of food collected at church on Xmas eve). Some French Canadian families did not exchange gifts, at least among adults, until New Years. My Mom’s family tradition is Christmas on the Julian calendar – so Jan 7 is Christmas. I swear my grandparents used traditions as an excuse to be thrifty and buy presents at the after Christmas sales, LOL! BTW, Ukranian Canadian heritage is dangerous to one’s waistline – two Thanksgivings and two Christmases! Since my DH and I have many kids who have complicated families we are grateful that Boxing Day is Sunday this year because we will celebrate with our kids that day rather than expecting them the 24th or 25th.
    I sometimes am anxiously awaiting the new episodes of Paperclipping and sometimes, like today, it’s a Paperclipping festival all day!
    I’m enjoying the tag competition at Scrapbook Update, Nancy. It’s fun!
    I do have a section on my prelit tree that does not light but it’s such a small section, and I’ve over 500 ornaments on my tree (Decorated by my now 26 year old son, and I love that he does this!), so I’m all in favor of prelit trees! I hate those strings of lights. While natural trees have a nostalgic appeal, too many allergies in this house, and they are hard to keep from being a fire hazard after all the days of Xmas!

  • I’m a bit behind on listening (thanks to work), and am just getting to this episode. I wanted to chime in on the discussion of storing scraps. I totally agree with Noell that you have to find what works best for you. I think that Nancy and I are in the same boat on this, though- I, too, like to store my scraps by color. I used to also sort by manufacturer, but I recently abandoned that as well and went totally with a color-based system.

    I also keep small and oddly shaped scraps and find that having them mixed in with larger or more standard sizes doesn’t hinder my system at all. It’s pretty easy to find what I need when I need it.